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ERIC Number: EJ872599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Maximum/Minimum Problems Solved Using an Algebraic Way
Modica, Erasmo
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v29 n1 p41-47 Mar 2010
This article describes some problems of the maximum/minimum type, which are generally solved using calculus at secondary school, but which here are solved algebraically. We prove six algebraic properties and then apply them to this kind of problem. This didactic approach allows pupils to solve these problems even at the beginning of secondary school, when teachers dedicate considerable time to geometry, rather than waiting until the study of mathematical analysis at the end of secondary school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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